Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Jimmy Choo Point-Toe

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We haven’t featured a designer shoe for a while here, and this Choo is definitely splurge-worthy.  We like that the cutouts give it interest and, let’s face it, a bit of sex appeal, while also raising the vamp and making the shoe easier to walk in.  We like the mix of leather finishes — the patent on the shoe and heel, and the snake print on the top.  As always, we love the walkable 2.5″ heel.  Lovely.  They are a splurge, however:  $665 at Saks, available for pre-order in sizes 5.5 through 11.

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Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Tahari Kimmy

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Women's shoes & accessories: Tahari Kimmy - Violet suede Reader M writes in to recommend this lovely purple suede shoe.  We like, we like!  The Mary Jane buckle is slim enough to be flattering, and the tone-on-tone detailing of the shoe isn’t too TOO, as we’ve heard you commenters say.  It’s currently on sale — $59 down from $98, in sizes 5.5-11.  And note:  if you add this or any other Piperlime item to your order, you get free shipping at the sister sites (Gap, Banana, and Athleta) (use code PLFREE).   Women’s shoes & accessories: Tahari Kimmy – Violet suede

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Thursday’s TPS Report: G. Cooper Charcoal Pinstripe Wool Suiting Dress

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We have just discovered this site, Shabby Apple (through a mention in Marie Claire, we think) but are very impressed with the dresses, particularly for the price, and in the huge variety of sizes.  (It’s been a while since we found one cute store that carried a lot of things in sizes XXS – WL (basically, sizes 0 through 28).  In any event, for this Thursday, we’re liking this great pinstriped dress.  It reminds us of something from Mad Men, but without being costumey.  And for the price ($94) you can’t go wrong.  This particular dress is available in sizes XXS-XL.  G. Cooper Charcoal Pinstripe Wool Suiting Dress

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Diane von Furstenberg ‘Jill’ Top

2018 Update: Gearing up for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018? Early access starts July 12, 2018 and the sale opens to the public on July 20, 2018 — sign up for our newsletter to get our picks for workwear and beyond! (You can check out some of our more recent Nordstrom sale picks here!)

The below content is about the 2009 Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale.

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Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly sale continues, and today we’re liking this witty silk blouse from DvF.  No, do not adjust your monitors: this is actually a teal and purple leopard print.  There’s something great about a top that only a very confident woman can wear, and we’re really digging this one.  We’d wear it with black trousers, a black cami (if you’ve never worn DvF, they’re a must) and, if asked, say “oh yes: it’s designer.”  (Hint:  keep your jewelry and shoes extremely tasteful, and as expensive as possible.)  It’s on sale for $129 (was $198), still available in sizes 2, 4, 8, and 12.   Diane von Furstenberg ‘Jill’ Top

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: B.Makowsky Lites Greenwich E/W Tote

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B.MAKOWSKY Lites Greenwich E/W ToteWe’ve been looking for a new tote bag/very large purse, and we may have found it — we like the striped leather and the well-organized interior, complete with multiple pockets for your gadgets, a key fob, a zippered compartment, and a central divider pocket.  It’s $248 at Endless.com, available in black, lemon yellow, and brown.   B.MAKOWSKY Lites Greenwich E/W Tote

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Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Delia*s Calista Crochet Tunic

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We’ve been ogling the Delia’s catalog lately — they just seem to have a ton of fun weekend-wear.  So when we saw the “take $20 off of $50 with code 20Del50” promotion, we knew we had to feature it for bargain Friday.  So:  for a casual day at the office, we like this crochet tunic, in black or deep purple — we’d layer it with a slim-fitting turtleneck beneath it, a boyfriend or shawl cardigan on top of it, and simple trousers that fit closely through the waist and hips and flare slightly at the leg.  (And, oh yes, in the summertime, we’d rock it with jeans on the weekend.)  It’s $34.50 at Delia’s in sizes S-XL.   Calista Crochet Tunic

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(Incidentally: this is not an item of clothing, but we had a feeling you guys might be interested in this: the “deal of the day” at Amazon is the entire series of Ally McBeal — originally $199, today $79:  Ally McBeal: The Complete Series)